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Alamo Church of Christ

Photo ca. 1903 - Alamo, TN

The congregation at Alamo was established about 1840. It has always been a prosperous congregation; it is not large, yet it has sent out a number of preachers who are doing splendid service for the Master in different parts of the United States. The following are some of the ministers who have gone out from this congregation: A. Cook, W. A. Cook, W. H. Cook, J. R. Farrow, W. G. Conley, Jno. T. Brown and Arthur Brown. Present elders: P. B. Nance, H. W. Cook and R. L. Conley. Photograph and text taken from Churches of Christ: A Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial History of Churches of Christ in the United States, Australasia, England and Canada by John T. Brown, M. A. Published by John P. Morton and Company, Louisville, Kentucky, Copyright 1904 The Alamo Church of Christ was the forerunner of the present-day Alamo Church of Christ at 729 West Church Street and the Alamo First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 78 West Main Street. The building pictured above was located at 150 Poplar Street just to the northeast of the Alamo Cemetery on the site where Mrs. Claude Thornton's home once stood. For many years, the church's original steps remained on-site at the rear of the lot. The book referenced above was written by John Thomas Brown, a native of Crockett County, who was born one mile north of Alamo in 1869 (then Cageville, Gibson County.) Brown's leather-bound, 683-page edition is considered the definitive work on the history of the Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the American Restoration Movement. The photograph and text above were taken from a copy of John T. Brown's book that belonged to my great-grandfather, William Stephen Corbett.
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